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Thread #125084   Message #2773481
Posted By: GUEST,brezhnev
25-Nov-09 - 12:17 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Mass for a Fallen International Brigader
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: OZ poet Jack Lindsay: Mass4 Int Brigade
Geoff, here´s the stanza about Jack Atkinson from the Requiem. Do you want me to scan the rest of the poem for you?

Where now is he that came early to fighting?
In Sydney, while gulls screamed around Pinchgut he learned
resisting evictions, that the people were all evicted
from the world of their making and stamped into hovels of hardship.
He came back, a stowaway, to Edinburgh –
but cried: 'I stand in the open bows of purpose
journeying to Spain where the people claim their birthright.'
Where is Jack Atkinson of Hull?